Posts Tagged ‘Drum and Bell Tower’

Podcast #280

August 17, 2016

Featuring an interview with singer-songwriter Sam Tudor

Paul Kelly with Uncle Bill – ‘Our Sunshine’ [AU]
Paul Kelly & the Stormwater Boys – ‘Stumbling Block’ [AU]
Paul Kelly – ‘Sonnet 18’ [AU]
This Way North – ‘Don’t You Fly’ [AU]
Sarah Mary Chadwick – ‘Makin’ It Work’ [AU]
Sam Tudor – ‘Modern New Year’ [CA]
Interview with Sam Tudor
Sam Tudor – ‘Vaccines’ [CA]
Drum and Bell Tower – ‘Song Zero’ [CA]
Ok Vancouver Ok – ‘Black Part of Light’ [CA]
Hazy – ‘You More’ [CA]
Supermoon- ‘Fast Fashion’ [CA]

I’ve been on a roots-music kick of late so I thought I’d play one track apiece from the two albums that Paul Kelly put out with blue-grass backing bands – Paul Kelly and Uncle Bill – ‘Smoke’ (1999) and Paul Kelly and the Stormwater Boys – ‘Stolen Apples’ (2007). Both albums were well-received by Paul Kelly fans and root-music lovers alike. I follow that with a track from Paul Kelly’s latest album Seven Sonnets and a Song (2016), which remarkably features Paul putting music to the sonnets of Williams Shakespeare, to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the passing of the great bard.

Our special guest this week is singer-songwriter Sam Tudor, who is based in the Cariboo in BC, after time spent in Vancouver. I ran into Sam at the Arts Wells music festival and was pleased to discover he was wearing a CiTR radio sweater! Sam speaks about his community radio roots and describes how he got into songwriting an record making with the help of an influential school teacher.

Stranded podcast #273

May 25, 2016

Featuring an interview with electronica artist Blocktreat

Neil Finn – ‘She Will Have Her Own Way’ [NZ]
Shihad – ‘Sleepeater’ [NZ]
Dimmer – ‘Seed’ [NZ]
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – ‘Multilove’ [NZ]
The Prophet Hens – ‘Popular People’ [NZ]
Sunset 71 – ‘Inside’ [NZ]
Blocktreat – ‘Love Through Lies’ [CA]
Blocktreat – ‘Hinterland Steez’ [CA]
Blocktreat – ‘She Rattles (feat. Jess Hill)’ [CA]
Drum and Bell Tower – ‘Path To Walk Road To Pave’ [CA]

May is New Zealand Music Month! To celebrate we devote the first half of the show to some stellar Kiwi tunes including classics from Neil Finn, Shihad and Dimmer. And we introduce listeners to two contemporary acts – Sunset 71, a modern rock band from Auckland with some epic hooks, and The Prophet Hens from the perennial musical hotbed of Dunedin who have just released their second record on Fishrider Records.

If you tuned in last week you would have heard a track from the new Blocktreat album ‘Exciting New Adventures In Fucking Up.’ This week we speak with Brandon Hoffman aka Blocktreat in person! Brandon speaks to the unique bluegrass/electronica inspiration of his project, and life as an independent musician based in the Cariboo region of British Columbia.

Featured video: Blocktreat – ‘Follow Your Stupid Heart’ [2016]